Contact us at TechSupport@TheSparkTeam.org to get started.
To begin we will send you a setup checklist. For the system and server components there is nothing for you to buy and install yourselves, all hardware is provided by The Spark Team using Amazon Cloud Services and the software is installed and maintained by Spark. Spark will work with your organization on customization of the system for your organization. These customizations include:
The Spark Team is a volunteer group providing free support and free programming for these systems. But there are on-going costs to provide the software licenses, physical servers, and networks. Therefore the cost is evaluated based on the workload needed to support your organization.
We can support small organizations with 50 volunteers doing a few events per year to larger organizations with 50,000+ volunteers doing weekly events with thousands of volunteers. The systems are completely scalable and can be setup with fail over to ensure the systems are always available.
If you are organizing volunteer events to help your community we want to help.
Since the system is in the cloud all you need is internet access and a web browser. There is nothing installed on your computers.
Both the patient and volunteer systems are designed to be used by your organization at your events. For the volunteer system you can check in volunteers and register them on-site. With the patient system most of the functionality of the system is use on-site to register patients and manage patients. For these functions you will need internet access at your events and computers.
The volunteer system documentation: VoRIS Master Documentation
You will need to gain access to computers and printers for your event. A small clinic may only need a few laptops and printers while a larger operation with 3000 volunteers serving 3000 patient/customers may need more than 20. We can help with the estimates. This equipment is your responsibility however we will help guide you with what is required and how much. We have a few vendors who have been very generous with their help.
These systems are connected but can operate independently. Therefore if you only need the volunteer system that works fine.
It can take as little as a few days to get started if you have simple events. Spark needs to purchase and configure the cloud resources for your system then work with you to go through the checklist. For large complex events your initial setup might take several weeks.